Archives 2014

2014 Activities & Events Archives

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December 2014

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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Holiday Friends Gathering

Group1-250p(a)Fun with Friends! | 2014 Program (PDF)

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Friends from Around the World (see announcement — click here)
Tuesday, December 9th, 6:00 PM
China Jade | 12203 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora | (NE corner at Peoria St.)

Entertainment:  traditional Hmong-Lao music with Chong Moua Thao, performing on the Xim-Xaus and Txooj
Mr. Thao is archiving and teaching traditional Hmong-Lao music and has an audience from around the world.  He will perform on a traditional stringed instrument, the Xim-Xaus, and has created his own instrument, the Txooj.  You won’t want to miss hearing this exceptional performance and witnessing his engaging personality.

Door Prizes!  $30/person (includes tax and tip)
Donations to the refugees of toys, stuffed animals, gloves, scarves, socks, etc.

RSVP:  (303) 326-8695 or admin@auroraasian.org(Pay by cash or check at the door.)

Menu | Cash Bar
Soup and Appetizers | Tea | Yang-Chow Fried Rice
Basil Shrimp | Sesame Chicken | Vegetarian Tofu | Ziran Flavored Beef | Basil Eggplant | Spicy Boiled Fish Slices | Chicken with Pineapple and Strawberries
Dessert: Red Bean Pancake

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November 2014

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Mile High JACL presents Denver’s Japanese Autumn Festival
Aki Matsuri 2014

Sat., November 8th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Simpson United Metodist Church
6001 Wolff St., Arvada, CO  80003

Community Ukulele Jam!  Ukulele performances by Mumu Mumu & Wahines and Kanes
Enjoy delicious homemade Japanese food! From $6-$12
Questions?  Suzuho Shimasaki:  suzuho.shimasaki@gmail.com or Donna Hansen: ee

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PASCO UPCOMING EVENTS

Philippine-American Society of Colorado

  • Saturday, November 8 (5:00 PM to 9:30 PM) — Filipiniana – Baby Boomers & Seniors Ball at St. Pius Parish Basement (13670 E. 14th Place, Aurora)
  • Saturday, November 15 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM) — Parol (Lantern) Workshop at Aurora History Museum (15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora)
  • Sunday, December 7 — Casino Trip at Isle Casino at Blackhawk
  • Wednesday, December 31 (6:00 PM – 1:00 AM) — PASCO 30th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Gala at Marriott (4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver)


Marelyne Tolentino Chung
PASCO President
720-310-8490
www.coloradopasco.org

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Traditional Chinese Hot Pot Dinner

ErHu Performing Arts, presented by Liping Woods
Liping Woods, grew up in Chongqing, China and learned to play ErHu (Chinese Violin) at age 12. Liping came to the United States in 1991 pursing graduate studies, and is an IT professional in the healthcare industry.

Traditional Chinese Hot Pot Dinner

The style of eating hot pot is similar to Western fondue. Each person at the table chooses his or her favorite cuisine including thin sliced beef, pork, eggs, fish, shrimp, tofu vegetables and more….and dips it in the boiling, tasty broth using a pair of chopsticks (or a ladle if you haven’t fully mastered the chopstick grip). After giving the food ample time to cook, just pluck the food back out of the hotpot and your meal is about to begin. These hot, savory, and flavor infused bites are then added with rice to give a perfect mixture of zest, texture, and pleasant warmness.

Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Jade Dragon Chinese Restaurant
3958 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs
Cost:  $28.00 per Person | $25.00 for CSCCI Members

This is a special event with limited seating. Please RSVP by sending payment to CSCCI, P.O. Box 2625 Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Register online at www.cscci.org. Payment must be received by Nov. 5, 2014. Questions?  Please call (719) 287-7624


Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute
P.O. Box 2625 | Colorado Springs, CO 80901
(719)287-7624 | www.cscci.org

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CCUSCFriends of CCUSC:

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 the Center for China – U.S. Cooperation will host a panel discussion titled “Sustained Protests in Hong Kong: Economic Prosperity versus Political Participation.” Panelists  will be Professor Peter Ho, Dr. Diane Lee and Ambassador Chris Hill. Professor Suisheng Zhao will moderate.  The panel discussion will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 301 at the Josef H. Korbel School of International Studies.

Professor Peter Ho is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Denver. He grew up in Hong Kong before he moved to the United States when he was 23 to pursue his doctoral degree. Although his current research is mostly theoretical and in the area of trade and foreign direct investment, the research in the early part of his career relates to Hong Kong’s postwar industrial growth under British rule, including the role of a sizeable public housing sector in enabling that growth.

Dr. Diana Lee was born in Shanghai, grew up in Hong Kong, and was educated in the U.S., A self-professed political junkie, Lee acquired advanced degrees in petroleum geology and mechanical engineering and spent 12 years as a university professor and researcher at the State University of New York System and was twice honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Founder & President of Lee Energy Associates., Lee & Associates Group since 1980, Lee engages in international business management consulting with focus in the Greater China Region.

Ambassador Chris Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at The University of Denver. Author of the Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir, he is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents and served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 to 2009 during which he was the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue.

Professor Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.

Please register at http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html by November 3, 2014.  If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Trudy Cohen at (303) 871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu, or, CCUSC Director Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, szhao@du.edu or (303) 871-2401.

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Anime Film Series
Screening Room of the Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College
Colorado College is pleased to host a series of Japanese classic anime in November over four Mondays
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th, at 6:30 PM each night

This is made possible by the Consul-General of Japan in Denver.

On Monday, November 17, Anime Director Hirokazu Minegishi (Stop Motion Animator), will screen his iconic film “Komaneko – The Curious Cat” and demonstrate how to create a Stop Motion film. This event is part of the “Film and New Media Studies” series at the college.  All four nights will be held in the Screening Room of the Cornerstone Arts Center.

Please click here for more details, including the schedule and the exact films to be shown.

More information and online registration: Anime Film Series (http://www.japanamerica.org/event-1771369)
Joan E. Ericson, Chair, Dept. of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages

Professor of Japanese, Colorado College

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October 2014

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Presents the Annual
Hawaiian Steele Guitar Festival
October 23-25, 2014
Guest of Honor: Jeff Au Hoy

Steel Guitar Concert
Sat., Oct. 25th, 7:30 PM
Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO
Featuring:  recording artist Sally Van Meter and Hawaii’s Jeff Au Hoy
Hawaiian Steel Performances | Seminars | “Talk Story” | Jam Sessions

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival:
Hilton Fort Collins, Colorado
$45 festival pass includes all 3 days + concert admission
Single day festival admission: $20 at the door
Concert w/o festival pass: $15 adults/$10 students & seniors
Register online at www.hsga.org. Pre-registration is appreciated.

Daily meals & hotel room not included.
Hotel Reservations: call the Hilton Fort Collins, (970) 482-2626
Mention the HSGA Hawaiian Festival in October for special rate.

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Usually held on one of the islands of Hawai’i– Waikiki, for example–this is the first time that this premier event is being held on the mainland, right in our own state of Colorado.  The steel guitar has its origin in the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1800’s.  Its popularity grew as Hawaiian music itself began to be played by travelling musicians across the Mainland United States in the early 1900’s.  By the 1920s, the steel guitar was part of the Hawaiian music craze that was sweeping the American continent, as well as other places like Europe, Japan, Mexico and Australia, to mention just a few.  The steel guitar and its style of playing was also readily adopted by country musicians and bottleneck guitarists who played the blues.  Today, the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association continues to promote the playing of the Hawaiian steel guitar, and offers demonstrations, workshops and concerts to the public in order to bring greater appreciation to this unique and beautiful musical instrument and its historical and cultural importance to Hawaiian, as well as American, music.

Aloha and mahalo,
Mark ‘Ehukai Kahalekulu
Hawaiian Music Conservatory of Colorado

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Republic of China (Taiwan)
2014 Double Ten Banquet & Flag Raising Ceremony
see attached announcement…

Banquet:

國慶酒宴

Social/Cash Bar:  6:00 PM
Banquet:  Sat., Oct. 11th, 7:00 PM
Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
3155 So. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO  80014

Admission:  $35/adult; $30/seniors and students | No children under 12, please.
Dress: semi-formal

Flag Raising Ceremony:

升旗典禮

Sun., Oct. 12th, 10:10 AM
Pacific Ocean Marketplace
2200 W. alameda Ave., Denver, CO  80223
(south side of parking lot)
Admission:  Free; all are welcome

RSVP for the Banquet by Tues., Sept. 30th:
Nancy Tan:  (720) 220-8300
Lily Shen:  (720) 256-8888
Annie Guo:  (720) 318-2357
Mail check (payable to DTCCC) to: DTCCC | Attn: Susie Kao | P.O. Box 371731, Denver, CO  80237
Double Ten Celebration Committee of Colorado 科州雙十國慶委員會

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Six awards at the 2014 Colorado Theatre Festival including best original play, best actress, best lighting and Peoples’ Choice!
Germinal Stage and Theatre Esprit Asia in a first co-production, proudly present
Spirit & Sworded Treks
written, directed and performed by Maria Cheng

How does one maintain a spiritual path?
“…wickedly funny…exquisitely crafted.” New York Times
“…a consummate theatre person.” National Public Radio
“a magnificent work…richly textured with high energy, pathos and lots of hilarious moments…A masterful..performance..that is not to be missed. Cheng is an artist of the first magnitude.” Marlowe’s Musings

October 3-19, 2014, Fri-Sat-Sun 7pm
Sat., October 18 at 2pm, not 7pm
Germinal’s 73rd Avenue Playhouse
7287 Lowell Blvd, Westminster CO 80030
Tickets: $20, Box Office: 303-455-7108

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Aurora Symphony Orchestra
3rd Annual Benefit Banquet
Seoul BBQ Restaurant | 2080 So. Havana St., Aurora
Sat., Oct. 4th, 5:30 PM
$60/person
(720) 231-1331 | www.aurorasymphony.org
Follow this link to the announcement…

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Asian Art Association — Upcoming AAA Events
Oct. 3, 6:30 PM — Bencharong – Royal Porcelain of Siam with Paul Bromberg
Oct. 15, Noon — Thai archeology with Vincent Pigott
Nov. 7, 5:00 PM — China’s Great History Unfolds:  AAA Members Explore a Private Collection – film screening and social event
Nov. 12, Noon — Plants in Chinese Art with Kathleen Keeler
Dec. 7, 4:30 PM — Members’ Holiday Party

The AAA is a non-profit membership support group of the Denver Art Museum.  We promote knowledge and understanding of Asian art and culture.  To join simply contact Beverly Little at blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040.
Remember, in order to qualify you must first be a member of the Denver Art Museum (denverartmuseum.org).

Location:  Denver Art Museum | 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway | Denver, CO 80204
Parking:  Parking garage at Broadway and 12th Ave., and metered parking in the area are available.

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CCUSC

Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari will be our Jackson/Ho China forum speaker on Thursday, October 3rd from 5:00-6:30 pm in Sie 150 of Ben Cherrington Hall. He will discuss, “Negotiating the Future of Tibet: An Insider’s Story.”

Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Foreign Policy program and is a Research Scholarin Asian Studies at Georgetown University. He is Executive Chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet, as well as Chairman of the Conservancy for Trans-Himalayan Art and Culture and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Gyari served as Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 1990 until 2012 and is regarded as a pioneering figure in introducing and establishing a culture of democracy and modernity into the exiled Tibetan community.  More information and registration can be found at http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.

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CCUSCThe 8th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections program co-sponsored by the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations on Thursday, October 16.

Our program will begin promptly at 5:00 pm, with a webcast from Washington featuring Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States. National Committee president Steve Orlins will moderate this 45-minute portion of the program, comprised of a 15-minute talk followed by half an hour during which President Carter will respond to questions emailed in from audience members throughout the country.

Following the webcast, there will be a presentation by our on-site speaker, RADM Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret.), senior fellow at CNA Strategic Studies, a division of the Center for Naval Analyses.  Rear Admiral McDevitt served 34 years of active duty, concluding as the Commandant of the National War College in Washington, D.C. His recent research focuses on the maritime security issues along the Indo-Pacific littoral and the maritime dimension of China’s national strategy.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Cyber Café of Ben Cherrington Hall.  For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ccusc@du.edu or Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Professor and Executive Director, at 303-871-2401 (szhao@du.edu).

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September 2014

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PASCO’s 30th Anniversary Cultural Production
Pilipinas: Beauty Beyond the Postcards
Sat., Sept. 27th, 6:00 PM
follow this link to the poster…

Sat., Sept. 27th, 6:00 PM
South Middle School, 12310 E. Parkview Dr., Aurora
$25/general admission | $15/youth 12 and under
The Partnership was a proud sponsor-in-part of this event.

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Piʻilani Hawaiian Civic Club luʻau — Second Bi-Annual Lu’au
Sat., September 27th | Doors Open at 4:30 PM; Dinner at 5:00 PM
Knights of Columbus | 1555 Grant St., Denver, CO  80203

Menu:  Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Lomi Salmon, Shoyu Chicken, Poi, Rice, Salads, Fresh Pineapple, Haupia, Dessert, Coffee, Fruit Punch and Water

12 and up:  $35/$40 at the door | 3-11: $15 | Under 3: Free
For more information and tickets, call (303) 638-3834 or (303) 882-9174 | link to poster…

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The Asian Roundtable of Colorado presents
Asian Community Public Forum
Sat., Sept. 27th, 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Denver Athletic Club | 1325 Glenarm Pl., Denver
Link to the event announcement…
The Partnership was a sponsor-in-part of this forum.

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Mudra Dance Studio is proud to present the 18th original production:
Gyaan…Truth Through Knowledge is a show that has been inspired by the tragic losses that our world has been facing recently, such as school shootings, religious shootings, rape, suicide, and more. The Aurora shooting hit very close to our studio. The Sandy Hook shooting made schools a place to be feared. Rape cases, especially those in India, have only gotten worse and more brutal. Real life events like these have created scary and dark world. Gyaan is Mudra’s gift to the world, a way to give back, remember those lost, inspire the desire for change, and heal together as a community.

Our world is facing more challenges than ever before. Gyaan is our offering to the community as a way to heal from all the senseless loss we all experience. This beautifully conceptualized show will take you through a journey; when everything seems fine and life blesses us with all of its wonderful gifts, the sudden and unexpected tragedies leave us feeling hopeless and empty. Let GYAAN show you how you can heal from such losses and come out stronger.  Join us in this journey to find your truth through the knowledge of our experience.

Tickets on sale at:  www.mudradancestudio.us/gyaan
Fri., Sept. 26th, 8pm | Sat., Sept. 27th, 5pm | Sun., Sept. 28th, 2pm
Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Pkwy. | Lakewood, CO 80226 (http://www.lakewood.org/tickets)
Implied mature content. Sunday shows most suitable for kids.

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M. Butterfly, September 4-28, 2014 —  www.theatre-esprit-asia.org
A Theatre Esprit Asia production
Directed by Rick Shiomi

M. BUTTERFLY by David Henry Hwang. Inspired by true events, M. Butterfly fictionalizes the story of a bored French diplomat who falls for a beautiful and charming Chinese opera singer, who personifies his fantasy of the Asian beauty. During this 20 year affair, he passes along diplomatic secrets, an act that brings about his downfall with international scandal and, ultimately, his imprisonment. To add insult to injury, with a most shocking reveal, the love of his life was never what she portrayed. How could this intimate relationship have lasted for over 20 years without the diplomat ever catching on? Hwang details a compelling drama examining themes of sexual and racial stereotyping, Western imperialism, the role illusion plays in perceptions, and the ability for one person to truly know another.

*M. Butterfly contains nudity

Through September 28, 2014
Fri. & Sat., 7:30 PM, Sun., 2:30 PM
Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora CO 80010

Season tickets are on sale at $66 for a 3-play series. Single tickets are $26 Advance, $22 Student & Seniors, $30 Door, Groups 10 or more $22 each. Tickets can be obtained by calling Theatre Esprit Asia box office, (720) 282-3447 or the Aurora Fox Arts Center, (303) 739-1970.

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Korean American Community Foundation in Colorado (KACFC) cordially invites you
Education of “Experience of Korean Culture
Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
University of Colorado Denver | North Classroom Building Room 1202 | 1200 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204

“Korea Goes Global: The Unexpected Rise of an Economic and Cultural Powerhouse” will be presented by Professor Tony Robinson at UC Denver. He will talk about the meteoric rise of Korea to world cultural and economic prominence, including some reflection on how Seoul has become a leading world-city, a city that represents and is producing the leading economic and cultural forms of our era. Also his presentation will include Korean culture more broadly and  the place of Korean culture in current global dynamics such things as K-Pop, Hallyu, Korea’s high-tech fascination, and Korea’s growing economic power.

For more information:  Mindy | 720-207-1168 | mkim@kacfc.org | www.kacfc.org

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Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans in Wyoming during World War II
Mr. Sam Mihara, a former prisoner of Heart Mountain to present on his Japanese internment camp experience, reached out to UCD’s Mr. Dominic Martinez to offer his presentation to CU Denver students, faculty, staff and community.  Please share with your networks about this upcoming event.

During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, Memories of Heart Mountain, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Friday, September 26th | 12:00-1:30 PM
Tivoli Student Union Multicultural Lounge | 900 Auraria Pkwy., Denver 80204
For more information, contact Soyon Bueno, (303) 315-1879

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August 2014

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Logo_smAurora Global Fest
 Saturday, August 23rd, 12:00 – 10:00 PM
 Aurora Municipal Center
  15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Great Lawn
  http://auroraglobalfest.org
globe-int'l-flags_150pThe International Fashion Show, coordinated by Partnership Co-Chair Juliana Laughter, is one of many activities and programs at the upcoming Global Fest.  The fashion show starts at 1:00 PM, following the Parade of Nations that kicks off the event at 12:00 Noon. Models in national attire will grace the catwalk at the outdoor stage, and the audience will enjoy the show in a covered seating area.  Come and enjoy the varied, colorful and unique costumes from 15 countries!  Partnership member Jane Sarmiento is helping with the main stage Cultural Performances.  There will also be ½-hour performances inside at the Aurora History Museum Community Gallery (see this link for info), including Philip Swain & Company (Hawaiian/Polynesian music), Catur Eka Santi (music of Bali, Indonesia), Xiaoyue Liu ‘Wenwen’ (Chinese Pipa and Hulusi),  Harrison Tu (“Chinese Calligraphy: Dancing on Paper”) and more.  The World Beer Market will feature a large variety of beverages.

Fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression abound at Global Fest in Aurora presented by the City of Aurora & ConocoPhillips.  See announcement here…

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“Getting Things Done” PowerConnect
Wed., August 20th with NAAAP Colorado
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
1745 Wazee St., Denver, CO  80202
Cost:  NAAAP Members, FREE | Non-members, $10

“Getting Things Done” is a best-selling book and top notch process for organizing work and home life, reducing stress, and increasing personal productivity.  This method is very versatile and can be tailored to meet everyone’s busy and diverse lives.  Follow this link for details… (www.naaapcolorado.org)

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Celebrate Asia in Boulder!
20th Annual Boulder Asian Festival
August 9-10, 2014
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days
Pearl Street Mall | 1300 Block | Boulder, CO
Free and open to the public
An eco-friendly, “Zero-Waste” event

The Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance is proud to announce the 20th Annual Boulder Asian Festival.  Come enjoy a long-standing summer tradition on downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall!  The festival highlights the thriving Asian culture in the Denver/Boulder area and showcases arts, crafts, food and musical performances from local Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

2014 Boulder Asian Festival Highlights:
Saturday – Open-air yoga class with a world-class yoga instructor
Sunday – Demonstration presented by the Gu Feng Tai Chi Club
Free Yoga & Tai ChiAttendees can relax and rejuvenate their body, mind and spirit in the midst of a beautiful downtown Boulder setting.
Food – Savor food from local Asian restaurants and experience the diversity of their cultures through their many aromas and flavors.
Entertainment – Come enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional as well as modern interpretations of music and dance.
Community Tent – Hosted by Pi Delta Psi fraternity, Colorado’s first Asian cultural fraternity, the community tent will offer origami, Chinese storytelling, games and other fun activities throughout the weekend.

About the Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance (BAPA)
The Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1994 and is a coalition of representatives from diverse Asian-Pacific populations, the second largest minority group in Boulder. BAPA strives to promote awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the rich, diverse cultures.  BAPA is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.  The Boulder Asian Festival is funded solely by donations and grants from organizations such as Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the City of Boulder Human Relations Commission and Boulder Arts Commission.  Learn more about BAPA at:
www.bapaweb.org | Brenda Pearson, (303) 499-0108 | festival@bapaweb.org

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Japanese Kite Lecture & Demonstration
wadako
with Japanese Traditional Kite Artists
Wed., August 6th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Pavillion at Stapleton Central Park Kite Lecture & Demonstration
8601 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver, CO 80238
Free Admission/All ages are welcome

Kite Master Mikio Toki and Kite Artist Scott Skinner
will present a lecture and demonstrate decorating of traditional Tokyo style kites

For more information, please contact: cgjd-pr@de.mofa.go.jp
Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver 

MORE…
 Japanese Kite-Making Workshop, Aug. 5 | 9-11 or 1-3
Registration | www.jascolorado.org | (303)592-5364
 1st Annual Japanese Kite-Flying Festival, Aug. 6 | 11–3
See this attachment for sponsors and more information…

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July 2014

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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Picnic/Potluck
Tues., July 22nd, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora, CO  80012
(at the shelter on the EAST side of the park, corner of Mexico & Troy)
Invite a friend and please bring a dish to share.  Announcement

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NAAPIMHA
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
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Asian Pacific Development Center
Asian Unity ~ University of Colorado at Boulder
National APIA Panhellenic Association
East Coast Asian American Student Association

Friends DO Make a Difference National Leadership Summit
University of Colorado
Wed., July 30 – Sat., August 2, 2014
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jason Tengco, White House Initiative on AAPI

This workshop is open to everybody, not just college students.
For more information, see attachment…

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The Awakened Spirit:  Shōsho in the 21st Century
A Traveling Exhibition Celebrating the Calligraphy of Teshima Yūkei and His Direct Disciples: Takeuchi Hōsen, Nakagawa Kyōji and Teshima Tairiku
Through July 24th

Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado
Sakura Square – Larimer Street between 19th & 20th
Exhibit Hours: Friday – Saturday – Sunday: 11AM to 2PM, or, by appointment:  (303) 921-4064
Donations are deeply appreciated.

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Without being afraid of anything or changing any details,
can’t we quietly express our life on a piece of paper?

After all, Sho should be based on the human spiritual element.
The spirit is the center of our mind and the source of our life itself.  ~Teshima Yūkei

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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
July 19th – 10AM – 7PM
July 20th, 10AM – 5PM
Sloan’s Lake Park
Cost: FREE, $5 parking per vehicle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, FREE shuttles buses to and from the festival site.

Join the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival for a weekend of celebration of Asian culture and community. There are 100 performances on 5 stages, 21 food vendors in two food Taste of Asia courts, more than 40 Marketplace Exhibitors, and the exciting ancient sport of Dragon Boat Racing. New this year will be a Lion Dance Extravaganza and a Culinary Dojo featuring local Asian chefs giving cooking demonstrations! www.cdbf.org

Thank you, Colorado Dragon Boat Festival Committee for selecting Paul & Kate Tauer as this year’s Honorary Chairs!  www.cdbf.org/about/honorary-chair

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June 2014

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An APA Community Picnic
Celebrate Independence Day with a community potluck to bring together the Asian American Pacific Islander community
June 28th, 11AM-3PM
Clement Park, Shelter G
Also, bring backpacks and school supplies to donate to homeless students.
Click here for the announcement…

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Join the Filipino-American Community of Colorado in celebration of the
60th Diamond Anniversary Philippine Festival
Saturday, June 7th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FACC Cultural Center, 1900 Harlan St., Edgewater, CO
Open to the public | Free admission | Announcement

Enjoy the authentic Filipino food, dance and music – and performances by our APIA community friends.
Rain or shine – come enjoy the hospitality of the Philippines!

The event is sponsored by:
SCFD of Jefferson County | Uplift Internationale / Dr. Jaime Yrastorza
Asian Pacific Development Center | Mile Hi JACL | John Orallo BSC CMT | froyo spot
With In-Kind Donations from:
Asian Avenue Magazine | Isle Casino | Starbucks Coffee

MABUHAY!

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Annual Community Pancake Breakfast 

Saturday, June 7th, 6:00 – 11:00 AM
No ordinary pancakes!  All-you-can-eat for only $5!
Please see attached flyer for more details.
Funds support Simpson UMC school and youth groups.

Simpson United Methodist Church
6001 Wolff Street, Arvada, CO  80003
From I-70 – Go north on Sheridan Blvd North to W 60th Ave.
Go East 1 block – ‘Simpson’ is on your left

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Soccer , Volley Ball, Cane Ball Tournament
Saturday, May 31st, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 1st, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Cook Park
7100 Cherry Creek So. Dr. | Denver 80224

For information or to support this event: please call Drucie Bathin, (720) 775-4585.  Announcement

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May 2014

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Louisa-LimLouisa Lim, Beijing correspondent for NPR and the BBC, will discuss her new book:
The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited 
Tues., May 20th, 5:30-7:00 PM, DU’s Ben Cherrington Hall, Sie 150

Lim opened NPR’s Shanghai bureau in February 2006, but she’s reported for NPR from up Tibetan glaciers and down the shaft of a Shaanxi coalmine. She made a very rare reporting trip to North Korea, covered illegal abortions in Guangxi province, and worked on the major multimedia series on religion in China “New Believers: A Religious Revolution in China.” Lim has been part of NPR teams with multiple awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Peabody and two Edward R. Murrow awards, for their coverage of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and the Beijing Olympics. She’s been honored in the Human Rights Press Awards, as well as winning prizes for her multimedia work.

CCUSCMore information and registration can be found at http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.
Questions about this or other CCUSC programs, please contact Dana Lewis at (303) 871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu, or, Suisheng (Sam) Zhao at (303) 871-2401 or szhao@du.edu.

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Everyday Sheroes: Open Mic & Membership Drive
Sat., May 17th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
The Deer Pile | 206 E. 13th Ave. | Denver, CO  80203

“Join our fierce sisters in celebrating the strength of our femininity with a night of spoken word, art, and empowerment. Sign up for the open mic and share a song, poem, or story!  As the newest chapter, NAPAWF*Colorado would like to establish a community of women who are passionate about building community, advocating for social justice, and educating about the issues facing the AAPI community as well as women today.  If you are interested in joining, or would simply like to find out more about our cause, please come out to this event! You can also support us by donating/becoming a member here (be sure to list Colorado as your chapter!  http://bit.ly/1iDtysJ

NAPAWF_RubyIbarra_051714_150pThe headliner for our event will be Ruby Ibarra (check her out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/rubyibarra), a rapper, spoken word artist, and music producer from the Bay Area, CA. She has been performing for over 6 years and her music is often described as raw poetry with an old-school hip hop influence. She spent much of 2013 touring across the U.S., as well as a short summer tour in the Philippines. She is currently working on another solo project and plans to continue touring across the U.S. in 2014.

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NAAAP Leadership Workshop: Leveraging Yourself & Building Others
Sat, May 17th, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Do you have colleagues that communicate well and progress quickly? Or perhaps you’re a manager trying to motivate your team on the next project? With summer right around the corner, it’s time for mid-year deadlines and performance reviews! Spend time with NAAAP and learn ways to effectively communicate with executives while building a strong team to achieve great results. Kick things up a notch and encourage those around you to achieve new heights – just in time to get noticed by your peers and seniors!

Along with stimulating workshop sessions, there will also be an opportunity to network and engage with a panel of corporate leaders.  RSVP:  www.naaapcolorado.org.

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Camp Amache Pilgrimmage
Annual field trip, Saturday, May 17th — ITINERARY and RSVP
The Historic Preservation Alliance is sponsoring a charter bus trip to Granada, CO to visit the site of a WWII internment camp (“Camp Amache”) for U.S. Citizens of Japanese descent. The Annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage is a day to remember those of Japanese descent who spent more than three years imprisoned on the plains of southern Colorado. Efforts have been made for a number of years to preserve and restore this infamous page in Colorado & U.S. History.

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Asian Roundtable of Colorado:  Sat., May 10, 2014, Wells Fargo, downtown Denver
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Community Celebration — Announcement
The Partnership is a proud sponsor-in-part of this event.

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April 2014

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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership
Annual Meeting
Tues., April 22nd
Keynote: Film Producer Robert Stone

Enjoyed a fun evening with our relaxed and charismatic guests!  We had our keynote passing out silverware!  We hope he doesn’t hold it against us and remembers us fondly when he becomes famous!  Announcement | Photo Collage

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Creative writing and storytelling workshop with Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Wed., April 30th, 7:00 PM
Sakura Square, 20th & Larimer
Free and open to the public
Traci Kato-Kiriyama is a writer/actor/multi-platform artist/educator/organizer. She is half of the award-winning PULLproject ensemble, whose show, PULL: Tales of Obsession, has toured from Los Angeles to Toronto and is an actor for East West Player’s new touring show, Our American Voice. She is the organizer of the Generations Of War oral history & peace education project and Director/Co-Founder of Tuesday Night Project – which just celebrated it’s 15th year of “Tuesday Night Cafe,” acknowledged in LA Weekly’s Best of L.A. 2013 list as “Best Free Downtown Performance Series.” traci has facilitated writing, performance and arts activism workshops for over the last 15 years and most recently taught “Wellness & Expression in the Asian American Community” for the Claremont Colleges. Her second book of poetry and writing is slated for publication in 2014 by Writ Large Press.  In

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RedLine Presents A New Attitude:
CHEN Man’s Provocative Interpretations of Contemporary Chinese Women
Exhibit through April 27th at RedLine, the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States

Known for her strong aesthetic eye and use of computerized 3-D rendering techniques, CHEN Man fuses her superb interpretation of the female form with an active artistic imagination as she mixes visual elements from China’s past with features of contemporary art and culture. Man’s work combines outstanding photography with innovative new-media skills, and the results are evocative, painterly images that reflect changing views on the female role in Chinese culture today.

Curated by Julie Segraves, Executive Director of the Asian Art Coordinating Council, this solo exhibition of CHEN Man’s photographs will include 32 works.  CHEN Man’s work has evolved since her first Vision magazine covers in 2003. But the interaction of the real and the imaginary, everyday and ideal, commercial art and avant garde art all continue impact her photographs.”  –Julie Segraves, Curator

Born in Beijing in 1980, CHEN Man studied graphic design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, during which she produced several groundbreaking cover photographers for the Shanghai-based Vision Magazine, a progressive art and fashion magazine, using techniques that had not yet been seen before in China.  Man is also a regular contributor to the Chinese publications of VogueElleHarper’s BazaarMarie ClaireCosmopolitan, and Esquire, and her work has also been presented in galleries and museums worldwide, including Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Today Art Museum in Beijing and Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai.

About RedLine:
RedLine_logo-webRedLine, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a diverse urban laboratory where contemporary art, education, and community converge. As a contemporary art space, RedLine’s vision is to foster forms of social practice in the arts that inspire inquiry and catalyze change. Located in Denver’s Historic Five Points neighborhood, RedLine combines an artist residency program with project-based community engagement in art. Learn more about RedLine:  redlineart.org, | facebook.com/RedLineDenver | (303) 296-4448 | info@redlineart.org.

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Jongjoo Lee, Unification and Security Attaché at the Korean Embassy in D.C., will join Dean Hill and Professor Zhao, on April 29 from 5:00-6:30 pm in Ben Cherrington Hall, Sie 150 for a panel discussion on  “How to Handle the North Korean Crisis: Perspectives from the ROK, US and China.”

Panelists will address the North Korean situation and offer their perspectives and opinions on the role the Republic of Korea, the U.S. and China can play in the conflict.  Jongjoo Lee is currently Unification and Security Attaché at the Korean Embassy in D.C. Dispatched from the Ministry of Unification (MOU), her major focus here is to engage with U.S. policy community regarding North Korea issues, sharing information and analysis with and seeking policy recommendation from the community.  More information and registration can be found at http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums

If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at 303-871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu, or, szhao@du.edu, 303-871-2401.

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Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs at UPS, will be our Jackson/Ho China Forum speaker on Thursday, April 17 from 5:00-6:30pm in room 290 of Anderson Academic Commons. She will discuss “The China-US Economic Relationship: Perspectives from Government and Business.”

Prior to joining UPS, Laura was Managing Director and Head of Int’l Gov’t Affairs at CitiGroup and VP for Global Public Policy with Time Warner. In her government career, she was responsible for bilateral trade affairs with the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries at the United States Trade Representative. She also negotiated market access commitments on trade in services with China as part of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and served as U.S. negotiator for the WTO Financial Services negotiations, which resulted in a first-ever global agreement (1997).

CCUSCPlease RSVP online at http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/forums/lane.html no later than April 16th.  If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at (303) 871-4474 — ccusc@du.edu or, szhao@du.edu – (303) 871-2401.
Learn more and register here: http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/events/forums.html

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HAFU Film Screening, April 17th, 7:00 PM
The mixed-race experience in Japan
Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO  80206
In partnership with the Mile High Japanese American Citizens League
www.hafufilm.com 

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March 2014

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Aurora Chamber / Asian Chamber Joint Business-After-Hours
Thurs., March 27th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Free; please RSVP
Red Lion/Radisson Hotel, 3200 So. Parker Rd., Aurora, CO  80014
RSVP w/ Aurora:  www.aurorachamber.org/Events (click on March 27th, then on the event itself)
Or, RSVP w/ the Asian Chamber:  http://business.acccolorado.org/events

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Asian American Student Services | Educational Opportunity Programs | UCD
Renown photographer Corky Lee — an exhibit and presentation on Asian American Activism
March 5-27, 2014 — Special events on March 6 & 7 — see announcement…

Corky Lee is lauded as the “unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate” and his work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Associated Press, The Villager, and Downtown Express.  In a quote from Asianweek magazine, he stated that his photography has a distinct purpose “ …every time I take my camera out of my bag, it’s like drawing a sword to combat indifference, injustice and discrimination; trying to get rid of stereotypes.”

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Right law, CU Denver Asian American Student Services and partners are showcasing the contributions of Asian Americans in the struggle for civil rights with Mr. Lee’s exhibit.  His  body of work expands 40 years and chronicles the diversity and nuances of Asian American life that is not often included in mainstream media.

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Sayo_Kt_gong“The Power of Community” — March 2, 2014, 1:00 PM
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. (mercurycafe.com)
Launch Party with Gamelan Tunas Mekar, documenting 25 years of an American gamelan — Life music and dance of BALI — featuring Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan and Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni
Screening of documentary project promotional video
$5/ticket — available at the door (children 12 and under free)
Link to the Press Release… — Announcement…www.tunasmekar.org

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February 2014

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Theatre Esprit Asia is holding auditions for the 2014-2015 season on Thurs., Feb. 27th.

Call backs will be on Sun., March 2nd, 2-4PM.

All roles are paid.  For more information:  Auditions…

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Ensure that the Asian American communities have their voices heard while building more power for our communities within policy circles.  To accomplish that, the Mile High JACL has organized a two-day event in February to share effective advocacy skills with interested community members and gather a large group of engaged Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to lobby our elected officials on issues important to our communities.

On Saturday, February 22nd, interested members will be gathering at Asian Pacific Development Center for an afternoon of training on how government works, how communities can influence policy making, what issues are at stake, how to lobby effectively, and other sessions.  This training will be put into practice on Monday, February 24th, at the Capitol to engage elected officials around the issues important to the APA communities.

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/418188598313945/
Online registration for event…

This legislative training event is being organized by:
Mile High Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC)
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum of Colorado (NAPAWF Colorado)
National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

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Is Abenomics Working?

Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) welcomes Professor Edward J. Lincoln, renowned lecturer and expert on Japan Economics and Business, to Colorado!
Friday, February 21, 11am – 1pm
KPMG 8th floor conference room, downtown Denver (1225 17th Street)
$15/JASC members; $25/non-members; RSVP here.

Topic: Prime Minister Abe has been telling foreign audiences that “Japan is Back.”  Since becoming Prime Minister at the beginning of 2013 he has pursued a three-pronged economic recovery plan dubbed “Abenomics” that consists of monetary quantitative easing, fiscal stimulus, and further deregulation.  Over the past year, economic growth is up, the stock market is up, and deflation has abated.  And yet, it remains unclear how successful Abenomics will be in putting Japan back on a path of more robust economic growth.  Professor Edward Lincoln of George Washington University will discuss Abenomics and the evidence for and against its success.  Special thanks: Funding to bring Professor Lincoln to Colorado is being provided by the National Association of Japan America Societies.  More…

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PeterTrinh_Seiji-webOn February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, sending more than 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the west coast to 10 internment camps located in Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, inland California, and Colorado.  The decision was called “a military necessity,” but the Japanese Americans affected were not charged with crimes or even given judicial hearings. They were targeted because of widespread fear that people of Japanese descent were spies and loyal to Japan, though nearly 60% were American citizens.

On Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 PM, History Colorado is proud to partner with Theatre Esprite Asia to celebrate the Day of Remembrance, 71 years after Executive Order 9066 was signed, with a production of Rick Foster’s play “Dust Storm”.

“Dust Storm” is a coming of age story about Seiji, a rebellious Japanese American youth interned during WWII. Journey through his eyes as he experiences the shock of forced relocation and imprisonment, to anger and violence, and finally from confused guilt to emerging insight. Using the art of Chiura Obata, also an interned US citizen and artist of international renown, this solo work relives a tragic period of American history through a powerful tale of hope and redemption.

Tickets are $8.50 for History Colorado members and $10 for the general public.

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Day of Remembrance
Sunday, February 16th, 1-3 PM

The Mile High chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, in collaboration with History Colorado and University of Denver, will host the annual Day of Remembrance at the History Colorado Center. This event commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066 that authorized the forced removal and incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.  The program this year will feature Professor Patty Limerick, head of the Center for the American West at the University of Colorado, and author of “Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West.” Professor Limerick will talk about the Japanese American experience in the context of the cultural and political development of the Western states, and then moderate a conversation with a panel of survivors who will share their personal stories. The audience will be invited to participate.  This event is FREE and open to the public (see announcement…).

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5:30 – 8:00 PM
Seoul BBQ | 2080 S. Havana St. | Aurora, CO  80014
$60/Member | $75/Non-Member
Annyeonghaseyo – Hello in Korean
World Trade Center, Denver– Prosperity Through Trade and Investment
Registration
Korea is on the leading edge of global markets such as the semiconductor, automobile, shipbuilding, steel making and IT industries.  It hosted the 1988 Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.  In 2010, it was the first Asian country to chair the G20 and host the G20 Seoul Summit.  More recently the “Korean Wave” has traveled around the world with K-pop music (Gangnam Style), dramas and movies.
The capitol of Seoul holds over 10.2 million people, and the entire country, which is roughly the size of the state of Kentucky, holds over 50.95 million (2012).  The World Trade Center invites you to join us and learn more about the customs and practices of the Korean people in an exciting immersion protocol experience over a delicious Korean meal and soju toast!
Topics of the evening include:
Business meeting and Etiquette | Appropriate Topics of Conversation | Korean Culture and Protocol  | Discussion | Korean Cuisine | Including a soju toast!
For more information call 303-592-5760, the WTC Denver main line
OEDIT, Aurora Sister Cities International are among the partners.
Thank you to the Asian and Aurora Chambers for passing this along!

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The Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver
presents
AMAZING CHINA
w/ nationally-known professional Chinese artists
Sunday, Feb. 9th, 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Free
Kenneth King Academic & Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, Auraria Campus
For more information, please contact:  Jane.Lim@ccd.edu or (303) 556-5510

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AsianChamber_ACC_smACC Luncheon
Friday, February 7th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Speaker: Brenda Wise
“Presenting Magically”

Summary: Transforming your stage presence with NLP. Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned professional, “Presenting Magically” will provide you with masterful tips and techniques that will transform you presenting skills. We will be discovering the secrets to masterful presentations.

  • How to adopt the beliefs and attitudes of master presenters
  • How to become calm, balanced and centered
  • How to connect with your audience
  • How to structure your language for optimal effect
  • How to handle hecklers
  • How to use and own the stage
  • And much more…….This will be a fun, interactive learning experience.

Location:  Denver Hispanic Chamber Conference Room
924 w. Colfax Ave., Denver CO  80204
$10/members | $15/non-members
RSVP

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Lunch Sponsor

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Asian Chamber Business After Hours
Enjoy dim sum and other delicious snacks with the Asian Chamber of Commerce and fellow business owners at King’s Land.  Network with new colleagues and Chamber leadership!

Wed., February 19th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
King’s Land, 2200 W. Alameda Blvd., Denver, CO  80223, (303) 9785-2399
$10/members; $15/non-members
Please RSVP early: Online Registration

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Colorado Chinese Language School in partnership with
Colorado Chinese Club and
Denver Chinese Culture Center, Colorado
Present
2014 Lantern Festival Celebration
Sunday, February 9th
4:15 – 5:15 PM – Cultural Performance
5:15 – 6:00 PM – Fun Activities
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Dinner
Thomas Jefferson High School | 3950 So. Holly St. | Denver, CO  80237

Tickets:  $5/children (4-12) and senior citizens | $10 adults
RSVP by February 2nd
Lily Shen:  (720) 256-8888 | lilyshen@comcast.net
Annick Chen:  (720) 490-2654 | annickchen2006@yahoo.com
Link to the announcement…

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OCA of Colorado invites you to come celebrate the Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 8th
5:00 PM – Cash bar | 5:30 PM –Lion Dance kicks-off the evening
Empress Seafood Chinese Restaurant | 2825 W. Alameda  Ave., Denver  80219
Come, join us to celebrate the Year of the Horse!
Link to the announcement…

Johnny Poon, President
OCA of Colorado | P.O. Box 44236 | Denver, CO  80201

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APDC-logo-webAsian Pacific Development Center
presents
17th Annual Asian New Year Banquet
Year of The Green Wood Horse
Saturday, February 8th
5:00 PM – Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:00 PM – Dinner & Entertainment
Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO  80003
Master of Ceremonies:  Chris Jose, KDVR

Join us for a night of festivities, filled with energetic, colorful Polynesian performances, a delightful banquet of Pan-Asian hors d’oeuvres, with varied dinner and dessert plates, and an exciting array of silent auction and door prizes. Free beverages will be provided courtesy of MillerCoors, along with a cash bar to wet your delight.

Dress to impress! (theme colors: green & gold)
There will be a professional photographer to get your “red carpet” pictures taken. Also we will have Denver Henna to dress you up even more with beautiful, glittering henna tattoos!

Tickets are Now on sale @ $70/person
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
Link to the APDC Asian New Year Banquet page…
For information on table sponsorships or advertisement opportunities at our banquet, please contact Jinny Kim, 303-923-2923, jinnykim@apdc.org.

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CCUSCDr. Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York, will be our Jackson/Ho China Forum speaker on Friday, February 7 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Room 150 of Ben Cherrington Hall. He will discuss “How Will China’s New Wealth and Power Effect Its Foreign Policy?” The event is co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Forum.

Before joining the Asia Society in New York, Dr. Orville Schell was a professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at University of South California and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent book, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century, will be available for sale at the event.  Please RSVP online at http://alumni.du.edu/schell by Feb. 6.

If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at 303-871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu.  You may also contact Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, at szhao@du.edu or 303.871.2401.

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“Internationalization of China’s Enterprises: Perspectives from China”
Friday, February 28th,
 9:00 AM — 1:30 PM, in Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 150.
Conference fees will be $20 for students and $25 for community members.

This half-day workshop is co-sponsored Transnational Corporations Review in Canada and by Ottawa United Learning Academy. Topics include Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Enterprises and China’s R&D Production Efficiency and Impact Factors.  Chinese scholars from Beijing International Studies University, Xi’an University of Technology, Central University of Finance and Economics, South China Normal University, Hubei University, Northwest University will present their research papers on two panels:

Panel one: “Assessments of Internationalization of Chinese Enterprises”
Pane two: “China’s Enterprises in the International Division of Labor”

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“Is Democracy in Global Decline?”
Presented by Larry Diamond, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University
Tuesday, March 4th, 12:00 PM, in Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 150

Dr. Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, will be our Jackson/Ho China Forum speaker:
“Is Democracy in Global Decline?” This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies.

The Faculty Co-Director of the Haas Center for Public Service at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, Dr. Diamond is best known for his works on democracy and democratization in the world. His most recent book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies throughout the World, explores the sources of global democratic progress and stress and the future prospects of democracy.

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The Chinese American Foundation of Colorado and the Denver Chinese School
Present the 12th Annual Colorado
Chinese New Year Celebration — “Year of the Horse”
Saturday, February 1st, 1:30 – 4:00 PM
The Paramount Theatre
Downtown Denver | 1621 Glenarm Place

Enjoy first-class cultural performances by internationally-renowned and award-winning artists from China and the U.S.  Experience cultural booths and marketplace of folk artworks and crafts, calligraphy, traditional costumes and more.

Tickets:  (720) 270-7032 | www.denverchineseschool.org
General Admission:  $28 | Reserved Seating:  $48, $38 | Club Seating:  $58 | VIP Golden Circle:  $80
Checks payable to “CNYC” | Denver Chinese School, P.O. Box 642679, Aurora, CO  80046-2679

Link to the announcement…
Sponsored in part by Western Union Foundation, Wells Fargo, Ho Mei and Pacific Ocean Marketplace.

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January 2014

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The Orange Crunch, LLC
presents
Breweries & Foodies:   a Colorado Benefit For Typhoon Relief In The Philippines
25 of Colorado’s Best Breweries, award winning food from Elite Food Trucks, the incredible band “Hey, Lady.”

Friday, January 31st 6-11PM
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO  80230

Silent auction, paddle auction, giveaways, and much more!
Purchase your tickets today!
Get tickets:  http://breweriesandfoodies.bpt.me/
$45.00 / $47.57 (with fee)
Facebook post:  https://www.facebook.com/DenverOrangeCrunch

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Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute
presents
Colorado Springs Celebrates 13th Annual Chinese New Year
Saturday, January 25th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
City Auditorium  | 221 East Kiowa | Colorado Springs

Admissions for the CSCCI New Year Festival are $5 for adults, $4 for Military, students and CSCCI members.  Children under 5 are free.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  The Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute (CSCCI) is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for greater appreciation of Chinese culture through education and social interaction.  For more information, please call CSCCI at (719) 287-7624 or visit their website at www.cscci.org.
Follow this link for announcement…

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2014 Asian Avenue magazine Lunar New Year Dinner – Year of the Horse!

Friday, January 24th
6pm Cash Bar and Networking | 6:30pm Dinner
Kings Land Chinese Seafood | 2200 W. Alameda Ave. Denver

You are invited to celebrate the lunar new year with us!
• 10-course Chinese Dinner
• Dragon and Lion Dance by: Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center
• Hip Hop Dance by: Machinez Remainz Crew
• Kung Fu Performance by: Denver Buddhist Cultural Society
• Silent Auction, Raffle and more!

Tickets: $35 General | $25 Student/Senior
For tickets, visit asianavenuemagazine.com/horse
call 303.937.6888, or send a check payable to Asian Avenue:
Asian Avenue | PO Box 221748 | Denver, CO 80222
Link to the announcement…

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CCUSCEvan Ellis, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of the US National Defense University, will be our Jackson/Ho China Forum speaker on Wednesday, January 22nd, 5:00-6:30 PM, in the Cyber Café of Ben Cherrington Hall. He will discuss “PRC Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges for the Chinese, and Impacts on the Region.”

Dr. Evan Ellis is an analyst of Latin American economic, political and security issues, with a research focus on Latin America’s relationships with China and other external actors, including India, Russia and Iran.  He is Associate Professor with the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies at US National Defense University in Washington DC.

Dr. Ellis has published over 70 works, including the 2009 book China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores, and the 2013 book The Strategic Dimension of Chinese Engagement with Latin America, as well as articles in national security, finance, and technical journals.

Please RSVP online at http://alumni.du.edu/ellis no later than January 21. If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at 303-871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu.  You may also contact Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, directly at szhao@du.edu or 303.871.2401.

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Cutthroat Kitchen Viewing Party with Local Chef Leah Eveleigh
Chef Leah Eveleigh, a Denver chef, who will be competing on the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” reality show, hosted by Alton Brown. The episode featuring Eveleigh airs Sunday January 19th, 8 PM MT, and Eveleigh will host a viewing party for the public to watch the show and share comments live via social media:

Lodos Bar & Grill | 8545 So. Quebec St., Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
7:00 PM | Show airs at 8:00 PM MST

Link to the CDBF press release… | Link to Leah’s Facebook event… | Link to Cutthroat Kitchen

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Chef Leah’s local culinary career was launched as the first Filipino food vendor for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Photo: Chef Leah serving Filipino cuisine at the 2008 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (Photo by Kit Williams/CDBF).

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Lights, Camera, FASHION!
To kick off the new year, “Fashion Marketing” will be the first of 14 intensive workshops Arts Street will offer in 2014.

The course will run the weekend of January 25-26, with a short afternoon introduction class on the Thursday before the weekend. Students will get to be photographers, models, photo editors, and marketers, while learning technology skills such as Adobe Photoshop. This project-based course will be creating a new marketing design for a real-life client: Dhaka Weaves Nepali female weavers.

Students will receive $50 upon completion of the 15 hour workshop! Tuition is $100, and scholarships are available.  Call us now with questions to learn more information about this awesome and exciting new workshop!

For a jpeg application, click here.  For a PDF application, click here: FashionMarketing2014
Please return applications to Arts Street:
email: info@arts-street.org | call: 303-825-1334 | visit: arts-street.org/fashion-marketing/
1079 Osage Street, Denver, CO  80204